Reliance Jio Launches Voice And Video Calling Over WiFi
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Reliance Jio Launches Voice And Video Calling Over WiFi

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Reliance Jio on Wednesday launched voice and video calling over WiFi service that will allow customers to switch seamlessly from LTE to WiFi-based calling when they are at home or office.

The company said Jio WiFi calling, which works on the largest ecosystem of handsets - will also allow users to make video calls over WiFi. The service would be available for free.

The announcement comes less than a month after rival Airtel launched a similar service in Delhi-National Capital Region.

Jio said it has been "testing this service over the past few months to provide a robust experience to every customer at launch".

Customers can use any WiFi network for Jio WiFi-calling. The voice and video calls will seamlessly switch over between VoLTE and WiFi to provide an enhanced voice/video-calling experience, it added.

"At this juncture, when an average Jio consumer uses over 900 minutes of voice calls every month, and at a growing base of consumers, the launch of Jio WiFi Calling will further enhance every Jio consumer's voice-calling experience, which is already a benchmark for the industry with India's-first all VoLTE network," Reliance Jio Director Akash Ambani said.

Jio WiFi Calling will be enabled pan-India between Jan. 7 and 16, the statement said.

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